Roger Haroldo Rodas Melgar (May 29, 1946 – June 14, 2020) was a Guatemalan economist, politician and diplomat. He served as foreign affairs minister in the cabinet of President Álvaro Colom, from January 14, 2008 to January 14, 2012. He was the only minister that served the four-year term. He previously served as vice-minister for foreign affairs from January 1, 1991 to June 30, 1992.
Rodas studied economics at the Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala and a master's in international economics at the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva, Switzerland. Prior to being appointed foreign minister, he had been the Secretary General of the Secretariat for Central American Economic Integration (SIECA) since April 1995.
He has also held positions with the United Nations Development Programme, the Inter-American Development Bank, the Union of Banana Exporting Countries, the Organization of American States, and the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade. He died on June 14, 2020 due to COVID-19.
Order of Brilliant Star with Grand Cordon (Republic of China, 2008)
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